What’s opening this weekend? A remake of a 1980s Bollywood comedy, a long-delayed film about an iconic artist and a journey to the stars, among other films.

The Shaukeens

In 1982, Utpal Dutt, Ashok Kumar and AK Hangal piled into a car and headed to Goa in search of sex. There, they met a dancer, played by Rati Agnihotri, and each hit on her separately without realising that she was the girlfriend of their driver. Abhishek Sharma, director of the low-budget comedy Tere Bin Laden, directs the remake of Basu Chatterjee’s comedy. Anupam Kher, Piyush Mishra and Annu Kapoor plays the men past their prime who set their hungry eyes on Lisa Haydon.


Jake Gyllenhaal shed several kilos to play Louis Bloom, a freelance crime journalist who trawls through the streets of Los Angeles at night, looking for scoops and death. Screenwriter Dan Gilroy's debut has stunning cinematography by Robert Elswit. The movie stars Riz Ahmed as Louis's assistant and Rene Russo as the news editor at the local television station who hires Louis and regrets it.


Matthew McCounaughey and Anne Hathaway play astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a planet better than the ravaged one they leave behind. Christopher Nolan’s giga-canvas space exploration drama, which has been partly shot with IMAX cameras, has already earned raves for its impressive and immersive imagery.

Rang Rasiya

Ketan Mehta’s long delayed biopic of Raja Ravi Varma stars Randeep Hooda as the well-known artist and Nandana Sen as one of his early muses. The story is framed within a fictitious court case against Varma, in which the painter defends himself against charges of obscenity and misrepresentation of Indian goddesses.

Big Hero 6

Disney’s latest animated comedy is about 14-year-old Hiro and the inflatable robot that he builds. Hiro and his creation, named Baymax, investigate a crime that threatens the very existence of their home in the fictional city San Fransokyo.